What to Eat

Ever wonder what you can eat with diabetes? Diabetic eating is the same as healthful eating: plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low-fat protein. Although there is no specific diabetic diet to follow when you have diabetes, counting carbs, watching portions, including a variety of healthful foods, and eating on a consistent schedule can help control blood sugar and keep your diabetes on track. The best news: You can eat what you love -- and we show you how!

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Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more...
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more about the FDA’s proposed label changes, and see how they might help you better manage your diabetes.
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage...
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage diabetes following a variety of eating plans, some researchers and health care providers slant toward plants. We give you the rundown of what different eating plans, such as raw, vegan, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, pescatarian, and flexitarian, include and exclude and how they can reduce risk of disease and promote better health. 
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life...
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life, according to a large, well-done study. Find out how to get the benefits, plus learn tips for enjoying nuts more often. 
What does "added sugar" mean? Find out the top added...
What does "added sugar" mean? Find out the top added sugars in our food and drinks and why they're used.
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.
Get an inside look at what it takes eat a low-carb, -sodium, or...
Get an inside look at what it takes eat a low-carb, -sodium, or -cholesterol or gluten-free diet.

What to Eat with Diabetes

When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is...
When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is ultimately what ends up on your plate. And if you’re like most people, some not-so-good options sneak into your kitchen. Make a clean sweep of your eating habits, starting with pitching these unhealthy foods from your pantry in favor of more diabetes-friendly swaps.
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels...
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels between meals. If your snack-idea list is running dry, check out these easy diabetic snacks packed with nutrients a child’s body needs. (Adults will love these snacks, too!)
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name...
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.
Can't resist tempting treats? Try these tips to take control of...
Can't resist tempting treats? Try these tips to take control of your cravings before and during your next big event.
Are potatoes off-limits for people with diabetes? Do fruits and...
Are potatoes off-limits for people with diabetes? Do fruits and veggies automatically raise blood glucose? Is sherbet a better choice than ice cream? Our experts give you the true and false behind some widely held myths on what foods are good choices for people with diabetes.
Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal...
Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy!

Diabetic Cookbooks

Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes...
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes only minutes to make a delicious, healthy meal. Find easy recipes for 10-minute breakfasts, 15-minute lunches, and 20-minute dinners!
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate...
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious diabetes meal planning. Dinner has never been so easy!
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken...
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken thighs to shred, then use the meat to make three deliciously different recipes for a total of nine convenient diabetes-friendly meals!
We make grabbing a healthy snack easy! Get 23 quick, light, and...
We make grabbing a healthy snack easy! Get 23 quick, light, and delicious diabetic snack ideas so you're prepared when hunger strikes.

Popular Diabetic Recipes

We look for any excuse to incorporate juicy, antioxidant-rich...
We look for any excuse to incorporate juicy, antioxidant-rich blueberries into our breakfasts, desserts, and snacks. Whether fresh or frozen, the tiny-but-mighty fruits are delicious tossed into your cereal or yogurt, blended into healthy smoothies, or baked into muffins, cakes, and bars. Here are our best diabetic recipes featuring one of the sweetest power foods: blueberries.
No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just...
No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make!
With some dessert recipes packing outrageous calories and carbs...
With some dessert recipes packing outrageous calories and carbs per serving, a satisfying treat might seem impossible to enjoy. Not so! Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth with the best of our brownies and bars that are lower in calories and carbs, easy to make, and so good to eat, you'll never know you're enjoying a diabetic recipe.
Coffeehouse drinks can pour on unwanted calories and carbs. Be...
Coffeehouse drinks can pour on unwanted calories and carbs. Be your own barista and opt for homemade beverages to eliminate the mystery. Our easy, café-worthy coffee and tea recipes are low in carbs and calories, allowing you to get your morning caffeine fix or afternoon refresher without jolting your healthy eating plan.
When it’s warm outside, grilling is a go-to method for...
When it’s warm outside, grilling is a go-to method for preparing meals—but the fun doesn’t have to stop with the main dish. Now you can end your barbecue with a rich, diabetes-friendly grilled dessert. Featuring fresh fruits, sweet marinades, and melted chocolate, these are our favorite healthy desserts you can make on the grill.
Fluffy pancakes are a quick and easy morning indulgence you don...
Fluffy pancakes are a quick and easy morning indulgence you don’t have to live without. Our healthier homemade pancake recipes are made diabetes-friendly with fresh fruits and hearty grains, so you can help yourself to a small stack without worry. 

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